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IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW REWARD BOOKINGS WORK BEFORE YOU TRANSACT.

1.   Marriott certificates can be used for any reservation that can be booked with points. To search for reward availability simply go to marriott.com and check the box to search "using points".
Marriott hotels are divided into categories. (Cheapest being category one)

What room types can you book?
You can book any STANDARD room that's available at marriott.com using reward points with no cap on the number of points. (standard room means it not an upgraded room. Every hotel lists their rooms differently, In some hotels, the standard room may even include suites)
To check, go to marriott.com and search for rooms. Make sure to check the option "Use Points/Certificates".

If it says:
Redemption - You can book that room no matter how many points it is
Redemption with Cash Upgrade - You can book however, the cert will cover the basic portion you will need to pay the additional cash upgrade fee.
Redemption with Points Upgrade - You cannot book using a certificate

2.   There are a few different types of certificates. Seven/five night certificates are the hotel portion of "Marriott travel packages" that the owner does not want or need anymore (google Marriott packages to learn more about them). Individuals many times buy these packages just to receive the airline miles and donít end up using the hotel portion of the package. There are also single night certs given to account holders for holding a Marriott brand credit card

3.   A 7/5night-night certificate must be used for 7 consecutive nights. The reservation cannot be split up.

4.   In order to hold the room, you need a credit card. Your card will be kept for incidentals and you won't be charged for the room.

5.   MUST be booked BOOK 30 Days in Advance. THIS IS A TECHNICAL GLITCH WHICH MARRIOTT CLAIMS TO BE FIXING, HOWEVER, ITS MORE THAN A YEAR THAT THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE. In order to book with a certificate, reps must create the reservation as a points advance and then attach the cert. Marriott recently made a new rule that reservations made within 30 days arenít eligible for points advance. If the account, you are booking with has enough points to cover the reservation you can book it as regular points and have the rep detach the points and attach the certificate.

6.   Travel package certs must be booked over the phone. Single night certs can be booked online

7.   The certificate sits on the account holders account and the elite night credits are officially credited to them. There is no way to transfer those stays to your account.

8.   If you are the traveler do not call Marriott reservations. This reservation is in someone else's account and calling may result in his/her account getting audited and the reservation canceled.

9.   The certificate covers the cost of the reservation including tax but does NOT include any resort fees, parking, and incidentals (for example food charged to the room)

10.   It's not possible to entirely remove the certificate owner from the reservation but your name is added as a secondary guest and a special code is added (M8 code) to inform the hotel that this reservation is in fact gifted to you. The hotels are very much aware of this.

You should be able to check-in as you would to a regular reservation with your own ID. You will need to provide a credit card to cover any incidentals, resort fees, and parking fees if there are any.

11.   You cannot add your Marriott account number to the reservation and generally, the hotel will go by the status on our account (which may be silver or gold at the time of check-in) however, it depends very much on the front desk rep at the time of check-in

12. Certs cannot be combined - e.g. you can't combine two 35k certificates to book a 60k room.

13. The "free fifth night" only applies to points bookings, not certificates.

See post #5805 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #260 on: July 17, 2015, 01:44:19 PM »
Selling one night for $100 obo cat 1-5 valid through 9/1
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #261 on: July 18, 2015, 05:53:51 AM »
Selling 2 x Cat 1-4 at $70 each, received as Marriott card sign up
Valid for stays through: Saturday, August 15, 2015

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #262 on: July 18, 2015, 11:30:01 PM »
Will it work for the marriott penny station inlancaster

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #263 on: July 19, 2015, 12:01:03 AM »
Will it work for the marriott penny station inlancaster
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #264 on: July 19, 2015, 12:01:40 AM »
What hotel is that

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #265 on: July 19, 2015, 12:02:18 AM »
What hotel is that
You mean what category?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #266 on: July 19, 2015, 12:04:18 AM »
Yah

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #267 on: July 19, 2015, 12:05:19 AM »
Will it work for the marriott penny station inlancaster
That's a category 7. You would have to buy a cert that covers that

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #268 on: July 20, 2015, 12:14:24 PM »
Hello there,

So how is it work if we buy cert from the seller? do we use cert to pay at the check out? or the seller will book the hotel for us? if they book for us then when we arrive at the hotel do they let me and my wife to check in? because if they only put my name down can my wife stay in the room with me? since the room capable for 2 people? sorry for asking to many question but i never buy cert for the hotel before thanks in advance.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #269 on: July 20, 2015, 02:21:38 PM »
Selling one for $90 obo. PM me
Valid for stays through: 10/1/15

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #270 on: July 21, 2015, 11:51:18 PM »
Hello there,

So how is it work if we buy cert from the seller? do we use cert to pay at the check out? or the seller will book the hotel for us? if they book for us then when we arrive at the hotel do they let me and my wife to check in? because if they only put my name down can my wife stay in the room with me? since the room capable for 2 people? sorry for asking to many question but i never buy cert for the hotel before thanks in advance.
The seller books for you and puts you up as a guest as well, so there shouldn't be any problems.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #271 on: July 22, 2015, 11:44:21 AM »
Anyone know:
if i buy or have an anniversary night - catgory 4, can it be combined with 15k points to make for one night of a category 7?
Thank you

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #272 on: July 22, 2015, 12:04:29 PM »
The seller books for you and puts you up as a guest as well, so there shouldn't be any problems.

Yes i understand, but what happen if i travel with my wife do they allow my wife to stay with me as well because on the reservation it only appear under my name? thanks!

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #273 on: July 22, 2015, 12:16:20 PM »
Yes i understand, but what happen if i travel with my wife do they allow my wife to stay with me as well because on the reservation it only appear under my name? thanks!
Yep, shouldn't be a problem.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #274 on: July 22, 2015, 12:20:01 PM »
Anyone know:
if i buy or have an anniversary night - catgory 4, can it be combined with 15k points to make for one night of a category 7?
Thank you
This guy

How about this. I have two free rooms I have to use by August. One is a 1-4 and one is a 1-5. Would they be willing to give me two nights at a 1-5 (meaning 5) for a little extra? Anyone know?
Asked it almost 2 months ago and wasn't answered, I'm gonna have to say that I can't see it happening.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #275 on: July 22, 2015, 12:20:21 PM »
Yes i understand, but what happen if i travel with my wife do they allow my wife to stay with me as well because on the reservation it only appear under my name? thanks!
You can always add her name if you want.
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #276 on: July 22, 2015, 01:09:01 PM »
You can always add her name if you want.

Yep, shouldn't be a problem.


Thank you for the reply now i feel more confident to buy the certificate :)

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #277 on: July 22, 2015, 01:17:56 PM »
I am looking to buy 4 certificate to book 2 day for 2 room in San Jose Marriott hotel for the price of $80 per each to use on 8/14-16/2015, let me know thanks!
I don't think that's a cat 4 Hotel therfore I don't think $80 is the price.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #278 on: July 22, 2015, 01:21:59 PM »
I don't think that's a cat 4 Hotel therfore I don't think $80 is the price.

Can you tell me how to look up the hotel to tell which cat? or can you tell what cat for that hotel? thanks!

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #279 on: July 22, 2015, 01:24:21 PM »
Can you tell me how to look up the hotel to tell which cat? or can you tell what cat for that hotel? thanks!
To me it looks like a cat 7.